December 2007


2007 David Todd Oration and Annual Dinner

The Academy is honoured to have Vice-Minister of Health, Prof. Huang Jie-fu to be this year’s orator.  His oration topic is "Healthcare for Tomorrow's China".  The 2007 David Todd Oration will be held in conjunction with the AGM, Fellowship Conferment and Annual Dinner on 13 December 2007.  Due to limited number of seats available, reservations for the annual dinner will be on a first-come-first-served basis.  Please click the link below for booking form and programme rundown.


HKAM 15th Anniversary Congress, 15-16 November 2008

Hong Kong Academy of Medicine turns 15 next year!

To mark the 15th anniversary of Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, the Academy will organise the HKAM 15th Anniversary Congress during 15-16 November 2008 in the Academy Building .   The 2-day exciting programme, entitled "Mega Grand Rounds - Working Together: The Power of Collaboration", will comprise multi-disciplinary case study presentations.  Fellows are encouraged to actively involve during the case discussion.  For details of the Programme, please check here.



5-Day Working Week

Council has endorsed the recommendation of House Committee to adopt 5-day working week. Starting from January 2008, opening hours of the HKAM Secretariat will be:  

Monday to Friday: 08:30 - 17:30 (Lunch Hour: 12:30 - 13:30)

Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday: Closed

Opening hours of other facilities in the Academy Building, e.g. Lounge, Dining Room, will remain unchanged.



Media Training Workshop 

A total of 16 participants from 13 different colleges attended the full day workshop organized by the Academy on 14 November 2007.  The morning started with an interactive presentation hosted by Dr. C.K. Lo followed by two mock-up press conferences.  After lunch, participants were divided into three groups and took turns to have the one-to-one TV interview, radio phone-in interview and ambush interview.  The feedback from the participants were generally positive. 


2008-2010 CME/CPD Cycle

The current CME/CPD cycle for Academy Fellows will end on 31 December 2007.   As reported earlier, number of points obtained by means of passive participation will be capped at 75 for a cycle, effective from 1 January 2008.  Fellows are reminded to take note of this for the coming cycle.  Fellows can click below to obtain a copy of the Academy's CMECPD Guidelines.  For individual College guidelines, Fellows should contact their Colleges.  

Since the existing cycle will end in a few months time, Fellows are reminded to make sure they will obtain the required number of CME/CPD points before the end of this year, and to catch up if the points they have obtained so far fall short of the requirements.  Fellows who are on the Specialist Register (SR) of the Medical Council or Dental Council will need to fulfil the requirements of the Academy to remain on the SR.  Fellows, except those exempted for CME/CPD due to retirement, are also required to fulfil the requirements to maintain the Academy Fellowship.  



2011-2013 CME/CPD Cycle

For the CME/CPD cycle starting 1 January 2011, on top of changes for 2008.  Fellows would be strongly encouraged to (a) maintain a balanced CME/CPD profile with a mix of different activities, including 5 points in a cycle from activities in quality assurance audits and activities for improvement of patient care in order to capture the full benefit of different types of CME/CPD activities; and (b) increase further the CME/CPD points gained from activities other than passive participation through decreasing the proportion of passive participation CME/CPD activities.  Fellows will receive further detailed information from the Academy shortly.



Academy Policy on Reduced Subscription Rates

Fellows are requested to note that reduced rates (retired, overseas) will be effective from the next subscription year after submission of an application.  Eligible Fellows should therefore submit their applications before 31 December 2007 if they wish to enjoy the reduced rates in year 2008.   Details of the policy can be found in the Fellows Area of the Academy website.  



Merry Christmas

The Academy Secretariat will be closed at 15:00 on 24 & 31 December 2007.  The Academy Lounge has been booked for functions and will be closed from 15:00 on 6, 23 & 24 December 2007. 

The Academy wishes all Fellows a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



Hong Kong Medical Journal October 2007 issue is now available on the Journal's website <>. Highlights of this issue include:





Online CME/CPD

Quizzes from the following Colleges are currently available at iCMECPD website for Fellows to study online for CME/CPD:

HKAM / College


Deadline for Submission of Answer


Incidence and Risk Factors of Thromboembolism in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Comparison of Three Ethnic Groups



HKCR Case of December 2007


Please visit the CMe-Learning of iCMECPD website ( for the latest CME/CPD materials.




Activate iCMECPD Account

Fellows who want to check their CME profile MUST activate their iCMECPD account first. Please go to <> and click CMe-Learning or Member's Area, then click For newcomers, please click HERE to activate your account NOW!!

Please click here for details



Upcoming Conference(s) / Symposium(s)


Conference(s) / Symposium(s)


14-17 February 2008

7th Congress of Asian Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand 2008

Hong Kong Society for Surgery of the Hand